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I have a wall the tees off a load bearing wall that we want

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I have a wall the tees off a load bearing wall that we want to remove. The wall runs from the load bearing wall towards the pitch of the roof.. What kind of header do I need to replace it with so it will be code and materials I will need. The wall lenght is 10 feet.. I also Live in Ohio
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support one floor and the attic? Will it also support the roof?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i runs to a 12 ft wall and supports an attic
the end of the wall meets the end of the 12 ft wall
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

That description doesn't make sense to me. Can you post a sketch?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
here are two pics
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
does that help??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You still Here??
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

The beam will support joists only? Correct?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Not a perpendicular beam?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it supports the attic.. its a 2x4 wall double plated top.. the door way has a header that runs back towards the load bearing wall.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what do you mean by perpindicular?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

It supports the attic only? No floor and no roof?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Perpendicular means at 90 degrees.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
correct unless we put a floor in the attic and use it for more storage..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its perpendicular to the load bearing wall..
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

What is perpendicular to the load bearing wall?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The wall we want to remove..
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

You want to remove a wall that is not load bearing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It carries part of the load of the attic.. Trying to figure out what size header i need??
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

That's why I need a sketch. I don't know what load it's carrying if it's parallel to the joists.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my sketch of the wall and then a picture of what the wall looks like
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry my drawing isnt the best..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anything else i can provide for you??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also what does Ohio code say for a header and what would be over kill?? Like 2x10 or 2x12 with osb, ply wood or engineered wood?? Also would it have to be nailed, screwed or carriage bolted together?? To mount it would you nail it in or screw it in?? Also the wall we want to remove run perpendicular to the load bearing wall and the wall runs towards the pitch..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any information??
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hello ?????
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I'm going to opt out for you. I'm sorry, but the sketch is not helping and I don't think my message is getting through. How do you call a wall non load bearing if it's carrying load?

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